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MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY CHANUKAH!

Well done.

 

Looking back on my life, the Navy was after me in a big way to get into the nuclear engineering program.  As it happens, I knew someone who taught at the nuclear power school in Orlando, FL… and he said “I know you, David.  You’d love the technical stuff, but you’d hate the Navy.”

Perhaps, but there are times when I think it would have done me well to have served… and if there were a branch I’d serve in, it’d be the Navy.  Certainly if I woke up in my teenage body I’d go through college… and then, yes, I’d go into the nuclear program.

Merry Christmas to all!!!

And Happy Chanukah to my fellow members of The Tribe.  Remember, what the tyrants tried to do – as they do in every generation – is to assimilate us, not just enslave us.

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Friday Funny – Two Navy Jokes

A grizzled Master Chief was talking to a new crewman before giving him his daily orders.  “Son, what’s your name?”

“John.”

“Well, ‘John’, I don’t hold to this first-name-basis crap.  See here,” pointing to the people on his crew already working busily .  “That’s Garcia, Jones, Miller, Goldstein… I go by last names, see?  So, what’s you’re last name?”

“Darling, Sir.  My name is John Darling.”

There was a pause.  “OK, John, I need you to….”

A new bridge crewmember was on deck.  It was quiet, so the officer in command starts talking to him.  “Tell me, son, you’re in command, and you see a storm approaching straight on from the bow.  What do you do?”

“Well, per textbook, I’d put out a bow anchor, batten everything down, and ride out the storm.”

“I see… and then you notice another storm front approaching from the port beam.”

“I’d throw out another anchor as needed.”

The officer looks at the ensign dubiously.  “And another storm starts approaching straight-on from the starboard side.

“I’d throw out another anchor.”

“Son, where are you getting all these anchors?”

“Same place you’re getting all these storms, sir.”

It’s Friday! (Animated picture, two jokes)

And two military jokes:

A grizzled Master Chief was talking to a new crewman before giving him his daily orders.  “Son, what’s your name?”

“John.”

“Well, John, I don’t hold to this first-name-basis crap.  See here,” pointing to the people on his crew already working busily .  “That’s Garcia, Jones, Miller, Goldstein… I go by last names, see?  So, what’s you’re last name?”

“Darling, Sir.  My name is John Darling.”

There was a pause.  “OK, John, I need you to….”

A new bridge crewmember was on deck.  It was quiet, so the officer in command starts talking to him.  “Tell me, son, you’re in command, and you see a storm approaching straight on from the bow.  What do you do?”

“Well, per textbook, I’d put out a bow anchor, batten everything down, and ride out the storm.”

“I see… and then you notice another storm front approaching from the port beam.”

“I’d throw out another anchor as needed.”

The officer looks at the ensign dubiously.  “And another storm starts approaching straight-on from the starboard side.

“I’d throw out another anchor.”

“Son, where are you getting all these anchors?”

“Same place you’re getting all these storms, sir.”